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Koi
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Published: April 22, 2010
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This weekend a couple of my best friends and I sat down and went through each others sketchbooks. We marked things that should be posted or finished and posted - this is one of mine.

Watercolor sketch on sketchbook paper (see, LAZY art habits). This has all the components of my usual sketchbook work: pretty female, lots of hair, facing left.
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HP
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HP oj5600
Date Taken
Apr 21, 2010, 6:50:33 PM
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BdeBeauseant's avatar
The colors are perfect. This piece of work is hypnotizing.
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
thank you so much!
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FallenDiscrete|Hobbyist General Artist
Never in my life have I been so lost into a piece of art, I am horrible at drawing eyes but I havn't drawn in a while, anyhow the colors... they speak to me haha, anyways this is seriously amazing! Redness just captivates me so intently. Great piece!
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
I usually do very muted colors, but sometimes I want to use incredibly saturated colors instead
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LynxMaid|Student General Artist
This is lovely! I too often cover my notebooks with faces pointing left. I like the previous comments relating this piece to Ponyo.
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WingsALaMode's avatar
This is really cool. :0

The... her.... I don't even know what to compliment first, it's all so pretty.

Just know... great job!
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
haha, thank you! ^^
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Acaciathorn|Hobbyist Digital Artist
*stares* :drool:
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BlueBumbleBee's avatar
It's so vibrant! Maybe it's just me, but the sight of such vivid colors literally makes my mouth water a little. I feel weird for admitting that.
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
not weird at all! I love bright colors too!
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ff8cb5's avatar
I thought this was digital, it looks so clean! Mmmmgh love me some fishy!girls
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
fish fish fish fishy girls!
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kokoronagomu|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely!

have you read the 'rk' fan fiction 'the slumbering city' [link] by indygodusk? there is much 'koi' symbolism used in that story.
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
omgomgomg thankyouthankyou!!! I read that fic about two years ago and have been searching for it but I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was called or who wrote it or anything.

so pretty :heart:
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kokoronagomu|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're quite welcome love. i have been scouring the 'rk' archives at ffn for quite some time, i'm not quite finished reading them all but i'm familiar with many of them. in future if you need to know a story tell me about it, if i don't already know of it i'll help you find it. =)
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
I have to admit, that my fav RK story is Grocery Store, its so AU and fluffy and silly, but I can't help but love it. There was also one I remember finding very funny where Megumi shows Kaoru some shunga prints to try and teach her about the birds and the bees and Kaoru subsequently freaks out. Cute.
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Wow, I like how deep you made the watercolors; I thought you painted it with acrylic or something! :D

I really like the scales and her hair. I normally despite warm, saturated pinks, but you made it look nice. :)
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
yeah, I basically used my watercolors like acrylics (or like gouache) - i diluted them just enough so that they were liquid, but were still very thick.
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Elizelda|Student General Artist
Her expression is nicely done; wistful, distant, sad.
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ProHacVice's avatar
I like the pun! (was it meant to be one? She looks very coy to me). And of course the way her scales seem to glow like embers. It's very beautiful. And the composition is striking--it flows like water, but also like flames, or molten metal--I love it.
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
oh man, I wish I could claim to be clever enough to have thought of that, but I admit I did not. Maybe I'll claim that I was subconsciously thinking it?

Thanks so much for the lovely compliments!
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Always take credit for anything others attribute to your cleverness ;). Subconsciously works, as well. I didn't realize it was watercolor; that's so impressive! You have great control. And you deserve every compliment.
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janey-jane|Professional General Artist
:love:
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Banoranga's avatar
Pretty pretty pretty.

I want to pet her scaly scales.
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